Blues Concerts

  1. Bonnie Raitt Sizzles in 1979 Blues: Bonnie Raitt Sizzles in 1979 Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis Jul 5, 1979 Her commerical breakthrough may have been a dozen years away but this show smokes - one of our favorites at Wolfgang's.
  2. Rory Gallagher at Bottom Line, 1978 Blues: Rory Gallagher at Bottom Line, 1978 Bottom Line Nov 11, 1978 The Irish blues-rock pioneer, who died in 1995, performs his signature "Shin Kicker" and covers J.B. Hutto's "Too Much Alcohol."
  3. Robert Cray's Confessional Blues Blues: Robert Cray's Confessional Blues Paramount Theatre Springfield Feb 12, 1989 The soulful singer and stinging guitar player performs tunes from his Grammy Award-winning Strong Persuader in this 1989 concert.
  4. Mississippi John Hurt,1964 Blues: Mississippi John Hurt,1964 Ash Grove Jul 7, 1964 The Delta bluesman helped spearhead the folk and blues revival of the '60s. He demonstrates his unique finger-picking style in this 1964 set.
  5. John Lee Hooker at Newport 1991 Blues: John Lee Hooker at Newport 1991 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 17, 1991 The Boogie Man performs "Crawlin' Kingsnake" and "Highway 13" with John Hammond at the 1991 Newport Jazz Festival.
  6. Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Blues: Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Great American Music Hall Dec 13, 1973 Bassist-singer and prolific songwriter leads a younger generation of bluesmen on "I'm Crazy for My Baby" and "Wang Dang Doodle" in '73.
  7. Mississippi John Hurt at the Ash Grove Blues: Mississippi John Hurt at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Jul 5, 1964 The Delta bluesman, who was born in 1893, performs "Ballad of Casey Jones," "My Creole Belle" and "Salty Dog" in this '64 set.
  8. Robert Cray's Crossover Bluespower Blues: Robert Cray's Crossover Bluespower Paramount Theatre Springfield Feb 12, 1989 The stinging guitarist and soulful singer plays his "Smoking Gun" and "Right Next Door (Becuse of Me)" in this '89 set.
  9. Keb' Mo' In A "Dangerous Mood" Blues: Keb' Mo' In A "Dangerous Mood" Tramps Mar 6, 1997 The Grammy-winning neo-Delta bluesman (aka Kevin Moore) plays "Perpetual Blues Machine" and other tunes form Just Like You in 1997.
  10. Big Mama Thornton's Blues Blues: Big Mama Thornton's Blues Newport Folk Festival Jul 18, 1969 The singer-harmonica ace plays her signatures "Hound Dog" and "Ball and Chain" and covers Junior Parker's "Mother-in-Law Blues" in 1969.
  11. Taj Mahal Gets Rootsy at the Fillmore Blues: Taj Mahal Gets Rootsy at the Fillmore Fillmore West Sep 18, 1969 The Harlem-born bluesman (aka Henry Saint Clair Fredericks) plays "Diving Duck Blues" and "Easy Rider" in 1969.
  12. Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, 1968 Blues: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, 1968 Newport Folk Festival Jul 28, 1968 The Dynamic Duo of the blues performs "Messin' With the Kid," "Checkin' on My Baby" and "Somebody Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man."
  13. Gary Clark Jr.'s Nu Blues Blues: Gary Clark Jr.'s Nu Blues Good Danny's Apr 18, 2012 The Austin-based guitar slinger showcases his distortion-laced chops on "When My Train Pulls In" and "Don't Owe You a Thing" in 2012.
  14. Fleetwood Mac's Raw Bluesy Roots Blues: Fleetwood Mac's Raw Bluesy Roots Carousel Ballroom Jun 8, 1968 Guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer lead the Brit band on B.B. King's "Worried Dream" and Elmore James' "Dust My Broom" in a '68 set.
  15. Best of Blues
    1. Rory Gallagher at Bottom Line, 1978
    2. Robert Cray's Confessional Blues
    3. Mississippi John Hurt,1964
    4. Big Mama Thornton's Blues
    5. Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, 1968
    6. Gary Clark Jr.'s Nu Blues
    7. Albert King at the Fillmore, 1971
    8. Stevie Ray Live in Texas
    9. Muddy Waters Blues Band, 1965
    10. Son House's Chilling Delta Blues
  16. Willie Dixon IS the Blues Blues: Willie Dixon IS the Blues Great American Music Hall Dec 13, 1973 The bassist and prolific composer leads the Chicago Blues All-Stars on his shuffle "29 Ways," "Backdoor Man," and others in this 1973 set.
  17. Robben Ford Cuts Loose in Osaka Blues: Robben Ford Cuts Loose in Osaka Festival Hall Nov 14, 1991 The great guitarist digs in with his Blue Line band on "You Cut Me to the Bone" and "Ain't Got Nothing But the Blues" in this set from Japan.
  18. A Salute to Buddy Guy Blues: A Salute to Buddy Guy Tramps May 8, 1996 Hear the blues guitar great testify on "Damn Right, I've Got the Blues" and "Feels Like Rain" and wail on Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" in 1996.
  19. Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Guitar Slinger Blues: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Guitar Slinger Tramps May 20, 1998 Hear the former teen sensation unleash his potent guitar chops on "King's Highway" and other tunes from Trouble Is... in 1998.
  20. Remembering Koko Taylor Blues: Remembering Koko Taylor Tramps May 8, 1998 The Chicago blues queen, who died in 2009, delivers her raw vocals on "I'm a Woman" and "Wang Dang Doodle" in this '98 set.
  21. The King Doing His Thing Blues: The King Doing His Thing Winterland Dec 8, 1967 B.B. King plays his classics "Sweet Little Angel" and "Rock Me Baby" and gets into some downhome storytelling on "Don't Answer the Door" in a 1967 set.
  22. Gate Swings at Tramps Blues: Gate Swings at Tramps Tramps Apr 6, 1996 The multi-instrumental Louisiana bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown mixes slow blues, jazz and cajun dance numbers in this '96 set.
  23. A Salute to Johnny Shines Blues: A Salute to Johnny Shines Avery Fisher Hall Jun 30, 1974 The Delta bluesman, a protege of Robert Johnson, died in 1992. Hear him sing "Crossroads" and "Dynaflow Blues" in this '74 set.
  24. Climax Blues Band Invades Jersey Blues: Climax Blues Band Invades Jersey Capitol Theatre Jan 19, 1974 The British group, featuring guitar great Peter Haycock, plays Mose Allison's "Seventh Son" and Otis Rush's "So Many Roads" in this '74 set.
  25. Paul Butterfield Band at the Fillmore Blues: Paul Butterfield Band at the Fillmore Fillmore Auditorium Oct 14, 1966 The harmonica ace leads his pioneering group featuring guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop on "Shake Your Money Maker" and others.
  26. Albert King at the Fillmore, 1971 Blues: Albert King at the Fillmore, 1971 Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971 A huge influence on many of rock's greatest guitarists. Hear Albert King unleash his string-bending prowess on "Crosscut Saw" and "Personal Manager" in 1971.
  27. Stevie Ray Live in Texas Blues: Stevie Ray Live in Texas Austin Opera House Apr 15, 1984 A Strat-tastic tour de force in this homecoming show for the Lone Star State's string-bender numero uno.
  28. The Incomparable Etta James Blues: The Incomparable Etta James Tramps Nov 3, 1993 The powerful singer blends R&B, rock and blues on her classics "At Last," "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "Your Good Thing Is About to End."